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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Chapter 31, how did the embedding in the Osiris myth occur?
2. How are the stars Sirius A and B related?
3. In Chapter 36, what did Hancock explore?
4. How much does the Great Pyramid weigh?
5. What did Christian Eusebius discover about Manetho's texts and the Bible?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the founder of modern Egyptology mean in Chapter 34 when he said that the Great Pyramid's builders "thought like men 100 feet tall"?
2. Why did Hancock determine that the ancient Egyptians' astronomical observation and knowledge of solar system mechanics was clearer than assumed in Chapter 42?
3. Why did the Greeks build the Great Pyramid with engineering accuracy, whose costs seem to far exceed any benefit?
4. What did the author mean in Chapter 33 when he referred to the boats at the base of the Great Pyramid as seeming to be of a quality exceeding the presumed need to transport a dead king to heaven?
5. Why did Hancock mention his researcher's resignation in Chapter 50?
6. What message did Hancock wish to send to mankind in Chapter 52?
7. What is eccentricity?
8. What is the connection between the Mayans and modern astrologers?
9. Why was Bauval's discovery that Orion's three belt stars are not in a straight line significant?
10. Explain why seasons occur in different hemispheres.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does it mean that the ancient Egyptians were using pi in their architectural structures long before it was officially discovered? Does this notion support the possibility that many ancient peoples had skills or technology that were officially invented later, or is a mathematical construct a different type of ability?
Essay Topic 2
Why is the Giza necropolis in Chapter 49 referred to as "a machine that stimulates questions"? How did the author test this theory?
Essay Topic 3
Is this book more about the Earth itself or the civilizations who have populated it? Is there a relationship between the two, or are they separate issues that the author explored in his quest to solve mysteries?
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